Mechanics

WON'T STAY IDLING

1997 Ford Ranger

1997 ford xlt ranger 2x4 will start but won't stay running unless pumping gas. Rondomly will idle for about 20 seconds [pur like a kitten] without sputtering or touching gas, then just stall out, will start back up but must keep giving it gas. Ihave changed fuel filter in the undercarriage, idle control valve, wires n plugs look good.I have checked for vacum leaks but can't find any.
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Keithbates
August 11, 2012.



Start with a fuel pressure check to see if it is getting enough fuel

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Aug 11, 2012.
How do I check fuel pressure?

Tiny
Keithbates
Aug 11, 2012.
How can I check fuel pressure and how much should there be?

Tiny
Keithbates
Aug 11, 2012.
You need a gauge that you can rent from a parts store. It should be around 40-45 lbs.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Aug 12, 2012.